SunSat EVE

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The primary purpose of this experiment is to validate the over-ocean MODIS aerosol optical depth (AOD) measurements at 1.6 and 2.1mm aboard the Terra and Aqua platform. The primary tool for validating the MODIS AOD is the 14-channel NASA Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer, AATS-14, which will fly aboard the CIRPAS Twin-Otter aircraft out of Monterey, CA. The timing of the experiment is chosen to coincide with the maximum transport of Asian dust to the US West coast, one of the few aerosol species with considerable AOD in the near-IR.